Definition of looseness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈluːsnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈluːsnəs//
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  1. 1the fact of not being firmly fixed or tied; the fact of not being tight None of the ball joints showed any weakness or looseness.
  2. 2the fact of moving fairly freely There should be a feeling of looseness and fluidity to the dance.
  3. 3(often disapproving) the quality of not being careful or exact looseness of language/thought
  4. 4(often old-fashioned) the fact of having an attitude to sexual relationships that people consider to be immoral the looseness of his morals
  5. 5the fact of body waste having too much liquid in it looseness of the bowels